March 14th, 2013 (F1plus/Jacob Polychronis).- New Mercedes GP driver, Lewis Hamilton, has explained the apparent ease of switching teams for the 2013 season at Thursday’s press conference.
After being questioned how different his life is, the Briton responded:
“It’s not that much different. It’s put me in a better place. Just settling into the team pretty well. – As time goes on I think I’m getting more and more confortable in the team.”
Hamilton was not entirely convincing when explaining his happiness at Mercedes though, struggling to highlight the thing he has most appreciated after moving to Mercedes. Eventually, Hamilton explained that spending “a little bit more time at home” has made him feel more comfortable. Regardless, there was certainly no emphatic display of satisfaction at his presence in the Mercedes garage.
Reason for this is arguably the lack of expectation out of Mercedes’ F1 W04. Despite the fact that they enjoyed a successful final week of testing in Barcelona, Hamilton remained downbeat. Upon being asked if he was more excited after testing, Hamilton responded:
“Not particularly any more excited I think. You can’t really take too much from the tests.”
Hamilton has enjoyed a career enriched with opportunities for Grand Prix victories. Although Mercedes GP certainly is a team with future potential, Hamilton’s comments and general demeanour does not illustrate a man whom has access to the same opportunities.